One of the lowest-performing schools in the Scottsdale Unified School District is getting overhauled, starting with the teachers. Right now district officials are interviewing teachers at Coronado High School. If they pass the evaluation, teachers will keep their jobs.
The new deal will allow teachers to make an extra $7,000, but with added duties.
“There's always angst about change,” says Cecilia Johnson, District Administrator. “Asking them to do more also produced a little anxiety but then they settled down and got more questions answered.”
Teachers must offer up tutor time after hours and on Saturdays, as well as participate in special teacher training.
“Since we are going to be creating the vision for Coronado and what's going to happen, you need people who are on board with that,” says English teacher, Jordan Johnson.
Johnson has been with the school for about three years. She will have her re-evaluation on Thursday.
“I believe being just honest and showing them who I am as a person is the best thing to do,” says Johnson
District officials are desperate for a turnaround. The goal is to boost graduation rates and encourage students to consider college. Out of the graduating class of 2016, only 27 students took the ACT and SAT college entrance exams.
The district will be spending the 2017-2018 school year identifying areas that need improvement.
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